Basketball

Milwaukee Bucks' George Hill, left, and Sterling Brown celebrate during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. Milwaukee won 128-122. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 05, 2019 - 12:05 am
A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with six days remaining in the regular season: EASTERN CONFERENCE The road to the NBA Finals goes through Milwaukee. And the Bucks are the first team in the league to know exactly where they will be seeded for the playoffs. Milwaukee's win...
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Texas Tech basketball coach Chris Beard speaks during a news conference after being named The Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 04, 2019 - 4:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Beard of Texas Tech had a cheering, boisterous audience as he took stage Thursday to accept the trophy as The Associated Press men's college basketball coach of the year — his players and family filling the front row to celebrate his success as their own. He was happy to...
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Iowa's Megan Gustafson, left, and Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey, pose with their awards after being named The Associated Press player and coach of the year respectively during a news conference at the women's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 04, 2019 - 4:07 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Megan Gustafson rewrote the women's basketball record book at Iowa. The 6-foot-3 center led the nation in scoring for the second straight season, averaging 27.9 points, and became the fourth player to reach 1,000 points in a year. On Thursday, she won The Associated Press women's...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw directs her team during practice at the women's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Notre Dame faces Connecticut in a national semifinal on Friday.(AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 04, 2019 - 4:04 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Muffet McGraw says it's time for more women in positions of power in all walks of life, including women's basketball. "When you look at men's basketball, 99% of the jobs go to men, why shouldn't 100 or 99% of the jobs in women's basketball go to women?" the Notre Dame women's...
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NCAA President Mark Emmert answers questions at a news conference at the Final Four college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 04, 2019 - 2:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 4:45 p.m. NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association's membership wants to prohibit college athletes from gambling on sports, despite changing laws around the country to make it legal in some states...
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Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl answers questions after a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 04, 2019 - 2:21 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One team's coach got kicked out of the sport for three years, and two of his assistants have been named in bribery scandals. Another team's coach is the most high-profile name in an athletic department scarred by its handling of a massive sex-abuse scandal. Few would argue Auburn...
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Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard speaks after a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 04, 2019 - 1:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tom Izzo certainly knows his way around the Final Four, even if the longtime Michigan State coach had never toured U.S. Bank Stadium until the Spartans arrived for practice Thursday. The rest of his coaching compatriots? They could probably use a road map. It's not just getting...
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April 04, 2019 - 1:32 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Baylor's Kim Mulkey is The Associated Press women's college basketball coach of the year for the second time. Mulkey has led the Lady Bears to a 35-1 record and a spot in the Final Four. Baylor finished the regular season ranked No. 1. She was presented the award Thursday after...
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April 04, 2019 - 1:26 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Megan Gustafson of Iowa is The Associated Press women's college basketball player of the year. She led the nation in scoring for the second consecutive year and is the first player from the school and the Big Ten to win the award. The 6-foot-3 star received 15 votes Thursday from...
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Virginia head coach Tony Bennett answers questions after a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 04, 2019 - 1:00 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Zion Williamson is not here. Neither is R.J. Barrett or the rest of Duke's freshmen. North Carolina's Coby White? Knocked out in the Sweet 16. So was LSU's Tremont Waters. Those Kentucky kids, all done by the Elite Eight. For the hype about college basketball's fantastic freshmen...
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